Tomorrow is the 8th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center complex and people are still dying from it.
CBS has provided an outstanding report on the health effects of people who responded to the attacks, many of whom have been denied health, retirement, and funeral benefits by bureaucrats.
"Nobody wants to recognize that my husband served 500 hours down at ground zero giving other people closure and digging for other people and his illness is a direct result of that," the widow of a fireman who died well after the attacks. "Nobody's given me any closure. I have a two-and-a-half year old son to raise by myself now. So it would be nice if somebody admitted it. That was one of his dying wishes."
What a shame. These heroes and their family members deserve better.
I thought this article was going to be disrespectful or totally exaggerated by the description on Twitter... but it makes sense to me now!
I wouldn't doubt that people are dying because of the after-effects... all that dust, and probably a lot of asbestos fibers floating around.
It's horrible that not many people are willing to make a connection to such things.